Monday, 16 January 2012
FAILED POLICIES, FLIMSY PARTIES AND FLAKY POLITICIANS
Anguilla held so much promise after the revolution of the 1960’s, because its people were united in a common cause for liberation, autonomy and upward mobility. Unlike now, we marched together understanding that each generation to come; depended upon the success of this movement. Many in government at present did not have the tenacity to struggle with us. In fact, some tried to impede this struggle in order to maintain the status quo. There is so much greed by some in authority and disregard for the ordinary person, that the political motif of those elected is questionable. As Anguillians continue along a path of acceptance for every bad decision made by government we will suffer. Even the slightest verbal disagreement is regarded as an attempt to interfere with those elected to serve. It is evident that there is a continuous atmosphere of conflict perpetrated by those elected in government.
Our teachers have always felt the brunt of cuts, overcrowded classrooms, inadequate supplies and lack of support by those who reach the top of the ladder. Today, they have to deal with the uncertainty of this government. Our teachers must not be treated with blatant disregard. We owe a great deal to those who educate our children and fit them for all walks of life. Those who refuse to assess this conflict carefully and wisely should realize that politicians come and go, but our teachers by and large retire from their jobs. It is encumbered upon our government to resolve this issue amicably. There must be no arrogance on either side. It is more urgent to resolve the promises made to the teachers than to give gratuity to retired politicians, or to repay their bills-politicians who have been grossly overpaid. From one government to another, all we have seen are failed policies, flaky parties, flimsy, arrogant and incompetent politicians. We must look beyond party or personality and rein in those who abuse their authority for individual gain. In order to bring back the promise of the Anguilla Revolution during the 1960’s, it is necessary to be impartial and practical in the execution of our duties. It is also important to do the will of the people that we serve selflessly.
By: Terry Harrigan
Posted by Realist Spikenice at 13:47